Northern Soils Network ‘Sustainable Soils Management Seminar’
July 17, 2012
Bowland Suite, Myerscough College, Billsborrow, Preston, PR3 ORY.
Agricultural and horticultural soil management approaches that optimise resource use efficiency will be of increasing importance in light of future population growth and climate change predictions. We invite you to join us in investigating and discussing some approaches to sustainable soil management that may help address some of these challenges.
10:30 am. Arrive at Bowland Suite, Myerscough College – tea and coffee
10:55 am. Welcome from Prof John Quinton
11:00 am. Shane Rothwell: Effects of liming on water use in legumes
11:20 am. Antje Fiebig: Soil moisture management and its implication on plant growth
11:40 am. Dr Jaime Puertolas: Applying water-saving irrigation techniques in UK crops: Interaction between moisture and root distribution in the soil profile
12:00 pm. Dr Ian Dodd: Modifying crop water use efficiency using soilborne bacteria
12:20 pm. Dr Andy Owen: Managing soils for sports surfaces
12:40 pm. Discussion session
1:00 pm. Lunch
1:45 pm. Transfer to Lee Farm: Deficit irrigation of strawberry crop.
3:30 pm. Return to Bowland suite for tea/coffee and informal discussion session
4:00 pm. Depart
Members: free but registration is required